The ancient roots of the Crosce family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Crosce comes from when the family lived as dwellers at a cross or crucifix.
The surname Crosce originally derived from the Old English word crosse,
which means cross.
Early Origins of the Crosce family
The surname Crosce was first found in Lincolnshire
. The name was first found to be in the southern English counties of Lincolnshire
, Buckingham, and Oxfordshire
, about the year 1250. By the year 1340 the most important branch of the name had moved northward to Lancashire
, and established manors and estates at Crosse Hall, just outside Liverpool. This branch also moved into the Cross of Ledsham to the south in the county of Cheshire.
Early History of the Crosce family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crosce research.Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1718, 1606, 1683, 1664, 1738, 1700, 1762 and are included under the topic Early Crosce History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Crosce Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Crosce has appeared include Cross, Crosse, Croce, Crosce, Croise, Croice and others.
Early Notables of the Crosce family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crosce family to Ireland
Some of the Crosce family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Crosce family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Crosce arrived in North America very early: John Cross, who came from Ipswich, England
, on the sailing ship the "Elizabeth" in 1634. Another John Cross settled a year later, also from Ipswich, and he became a freeman in Hampton in 1635. John Cross was constable of Wells, Massachusetts Bay Colony, in 1647. John Croos (same family) settled in Boston in 1633.
The Crosce Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Cruce dum spero fido
Motto Translation: Whilst I have breath I confide in the cross.